Cinema Prism is a comprehensive critical/filmmaking project devoted to uncovering the undisclosed in cinema and attempting to utilize modifications of these innovations in our own film work. In our critical work, we are attempting to provide illustrations of the gamut of film’s formal potentialities. We are not concerned with promulgating an existing school of thought, but take our inspiration from the aesthetic idiosyncrasies of a number of disparate figures including: Terrence Malick, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Michelangelo Antonioni, Orson Welles, John Ford, Yasujiro Ozu, Werner Herzog, Robert Bresson, Francois Truffaut, Hirokazu Koreeda, Paul Thomas Anderson, Peter Watkins, Sang-soo Hong, Ke Jai Zhang, The Dardenne Brothers, Cristi Puiu, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kenji Mizoguchi, and Akira Kurosawa.

John Thurman was born in Princeton, NJ and grew up in Missouri. He has a BS in political science from Kenyon College. Co-director of AAA Town: Tucson, USA, he is currently writing a book on the film work of Terrence Malick.

Cubie King was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He attended the University of Arizona for film studies (production based, BFA). He’s directed a few shorts films and documentaries. Currently he’s working on several screenplays and two plays. He resides in Mahattan.